GQA Goal (Strategic Plan Reference) Indicator Measure # Measure Benchmark Progress Indicator Operational Definition Data Source Reporting Responsibility Reporting  Period
Allowing more Wisconsin residents access to UW-L in order to attain a college degree by growing the undergraduate enrollment of the university by at least 500 additional students over the next three to five years (Diversity; Resources)
New student demand for access to UW-L will be maintained or increased.
1.1.1 Total number of completed applications received from WI students # of completed applications for admission for Fall term received from WI residents UW-L institutional data IR (Admissions) Fall term for that Fall's applicants
1.1.2 WI student selectivity rate % of WI students submitting completed applications who were admitted to UW-L for Fall term UW-L institutional data IR (Admissions) Fall term for that Fall's applicants
1.1.3 WI student yield rate % of WI students who were admitted to UW-L for Fall term who enrolled at UW-L UW-L institutional data IR (Admissions & Records) Fall term for that Fall's applicants
UW-L will intensify recruiting in WI inner city high schools.
1.2.1 Total number of completed applications received from urban WI students # of completed applications for admission for Fall term received from WI residents who attended high schools with Urban Locale indicators UW-L institutional data; IPEDS CCD Locale indicator IR (Admissions) Fall term for that Fall's applicants
1.2.2 Total number of contacts with urban WI students # of contacts by UW-L recruiting personnel to WI students attending high schools with Urban Locale Indicators Admissions tracking; IPEDS CCD Locale Indicator Admissions; TRIO programs Fall term for that Fall's applicants
1.2.3 Total number of visits to urban WI schools # of visits by UW-L recruiting personnel to WI high schools with Urban Locale indicators Admissions tracking; IPEDS CCD Locale Indicator Admissions; TRIO programs Fall term for that Fall's applicants
Access to UW-L for local students will be maintained or increased.
1.3.1 Total number of local students who applied. # of completed applications for admission for Fall term received from WI residents who attended high schools within the La Crosse area UW-L institutional data; List of high schools within La Crosse area IR (Admissions) Fall term for that Fall's applicants
1.3.2 La Crosse area student selectivity rate % of WI students who attended high schools within the La Crosse area submitting completed applications who were admitted to UW-L for Fall term UW-L institutional data; List of high schools within La Crosse area IR (Admissions) Fall term for that Fall's applicants
1.3.3 Total number of contacts with La Crosse area students # of contacts by UW-L recruiting personnel to WI students attending high schools within the La Crosse area Admissions tracking; List of high schools within La Crosse area Admissions; TRIO programs Fall term for that Fall's applicants
1.3.4 Total number of visits to La Crosse area schools # of visits by UW-L recruiting personnel to WI high schools within the La Crosse area Admissions tracking; List of high schools within La Crosse area Admissions; TRIO programs Fall term for that Fall's applicants
UW-L will sustain its competitive retention rates.
1.4.1 Year-to-year cohort-based retention rates % of Fall first-time, full-time new freshmen and full-time transfer student cohorts returning to UW-L the following Fall UW-L institutional data IR Fall term for the previous Fall cohort
UW-L will sustain or improve its current competitive graduation rates.
1.5.1 Year-to-year cohort-based 4-, 5- and 6-year graduation rates % of Fall first-time, full-time new freshmen and full-time transfer student cohorts graduting from UW-L within 4, 5, and 6 years UW-L institutional data IR Fall term for the most recently applicable cohorts
1.5.2 Time to degree (mean and median) Mean and median time to degree completion for all undergraduate degree-recipients within an academic year UW-L institutional data IR Fall term for the previous Academic Year
Post-graduation Placement
Pending further committee work. 
Hiring at least 75 additional faculty [instructional positions] and 20 additional staff over the next five years in order to improve academic quality and enhance the undergraduate experience (Academics Plan; Student Development Plan; Diversity; Globalization; and Resources)
Decreased faculty load
2.1.1 Average group instruction class sizes Average Fall term undergraduate class size, excluding independent study, fieldwork, student teaching and other non-group instruction UW-L institutional data IR Fall Term for the current term
2.1.2 Student FTE to Instructional FTE ratio Fall term undergraduate student FTE (total credits taken by undergraduate students divided by 15) divided by Fall term instructional FTE (based on % appointments) UW-L institutional data IR Fall Term for the current term
2.1.3 Average number of advisees per advisor Average undergraduate students assigned to instructional personnel who also have advising responsibilites UW-L institutional data IR Spring Term for the current Academic Year
2.1.4 Comparison to UW Peer workload measures Workload measures from UW-System studies comparing 4-year campuses.  UW-Sustem institutional data IR Biennial?
2.1.5 Comparison to NSICP workload measures Workload measures from the NSICP (Delaware Study) to be determined after initial data review in early Fall 2008 NSICP IR Biennial?
Increased participation in enriching student experiences
2.2.1 % of students involved in undergraduate research activities # of students involved in undergraduate research grants + # of students involved in faculty led undergraduate research (non-grants)/non-duplicative annual undergraduate HC; % of NSSE seniors reporting involvement in undergraduate research UW-L Undergraduate Research Office + Digital Measures; NSSE response data IR Fall Term (NSSE data - biennial)
2.2.2 % of students studying abroad % of graduating seniors who participated in study abroad during their undergraduate career; % of NSSE seniors reporting participation in study abroad UW-L institutional data; NSSE response data IR Fall Term (NSSE data - biennial)
2.2.3 Number of students participating in internships Number of students enaged in identified, for credit, internships as tracked by Career Services. Career Services IR Fall Term
Improved student learning
2.3.2 Learning outcomes from the Collegiate Learning Assessment Student learning outcomes results as reported by the CLA - raw scores as well as expected performance comparison CLA score data Provost's Office Fall Term - biennial
Enhanced undergraduate experience
Pending further committee work. 
Ensuring that cost is not a barrier for students, particularly those from Wisconsin's lower and middle income families by increasing need-based financial aid to students from lower and middle-income families. (Diversity)
Institutionally administered financial aid will be targeted to lower/middle income students.
3.1.1 Average amount of institutionally adminstered aid awarded to lower/middle income students per student Institutional aid distributed to students with family incomes in the lower 50% of family incomes (based on students applying for UW-L financial aid) / total institutional aid distributed to students UW-L institutional data IR; Financial Aid Fall term for the previous Academic Year
3.1.2 % of lower/middle income students awarded institutionally administered aid % of students with family incomes in the lower 50% of family incomes (based on students applying for UW-L financial aid) receiving institutional aid UW-L institutional data IR; Financial Aid Fall term for the previous Academic Year
3.1.3 % of new freshmen receiving institutional aid  % of first-time new freshmen reported as receiving institutional aid IPEDS Financial Aid report, as reported on UW-L's College Portrait IR Spring term using the most recently available IPEDS report
Extent to which financial aid offsets increased cost of attendance for student receiving financial aid.
3.2.1 % of students receiving loans  % of students awarded financial aid who receive loans as part of their financial aid award (students must actually take the loan, not just have it included in their package) UW-L institutional data IR; Financial Aid Fall term for the previous Academic Year
3.2.2 Average indebtedness at graduation Average educational loan indebtedness for graduating students who received loans during their undergraduate career at UW-L UW-L institutional data IR; Financial Aid Fall term for the previous Academic Year
3.2.3 % of graduating students who received loans % of graduating students who received loans during their undergraduate career at UW-L UW-L institutional data IR; Financial Aid Fall term for the previous Academic Year
3.2.4 Average % of financial need met Average percent of financial need met (by any aid source) for undergraduate students applying for financial aid and determined to have financial need UW-L institutional data IR: Financial Aid Fallterm for the previous Academic Year